LIFE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PARADISE: A JIHADISTS OWN STORY

LIFE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PARADISE: A JIHADISTS OWN STORY

By: al-Berry, Khaled

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In 1986, when this autobiography opens, the author is a typical fourteen-ye ar-old boy in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Attracted at first by the image of a ra dical Islamist group as "strong Muslims," his involvement develops until he finds himself deeply committed to its beliefs and implicated in its activi ties. This ends when, as he leaves the university following a demonstration , he is arrested. Prison, a return to life on the outside, and attending Ca iro University all lead to Khaled al-Berry's eventual alienation from radic al Islam. This book opens a window onto the mind of an extremist who turns out to be disarmingly like many other clever adolescents, and bears witness to a hist ory with whose reverberations we continue to live. It also serves as an int elligent and critical guide for the reader to the movement's unfamiliar deb ates and preoccupations, motives and intentions. Fluently written, intellectually gripping, exciting, and often funny, Life Is More Beautiful than Paradise provides a vital key to the understanding of a world that is both a source of fear and a magnet of curiosity for the west.

Title: LIFE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN PARADISE: A JIHADISTS OWN STORY

Author Name: al-Berry, Khaled

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: The American University in C.: 2009

ISBN Number: 9774162943

ISBN Number 13: 9789774162947

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046959